|Spain? Nooooo ...... (miserable whimper follows)|
But I am not excited this year, not at all.
First, my team, France, should not have qualified. And I really mean it as I write it. Making it barely against Ireland through a hand foul is less than glamorous. And been defeated by China a few days before the cup starts, well, you know... And being coached by a guy who looks at astrological charts for his players decision is beyond words. How can you find the heart to root for such a lousy team?
Second, I am tempted to root for, of all countries, Spain. My sportsmanship has grown enough that actually I might not mind Spain to win the Cup, I even think that it deserves it. Anything but Italy and Brazil has always been my leitmotiv anyway.... I would root for Argentina in normal times when France is out, but even with Messi in it I cannot get over Maradona being the coach. Sorry, I can't, it grosses me out too much. So I will swallow hard and go for Spain this year (hoping against all odds that the Dutch will cause a surprise).
And third, last but not least, the way Venezuela is going on these days I am in no mood for anything. Yes, I will watch a few games but to tell you the truth I do not care much for it this year. Chavez has managed to kill even that in me. Fortunately I have Direct TV so if Chavez does one of his hated cadenas I can still watch the game through Fox sports (ESPN sucks, or does not pass the games, or does advertisement during it). May chavistas watch Venevision and Meridiano TV and suffer the cadena interruption!